The Best Episodes of Hotel Impossible

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2018

Struggling hotels receive an extensive makeover by veteran hotel operator and hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri and team.

The Curve: Palm Springs, CA

#1 - The Curve: Palm Springs, CA

Season 2 - Episode 8

Anthony is called in to convert a former economy motel into a boutique hotel, but discovers that the rooms are filthy and the lobby is a mess.

star 8.41
22 votes
Crack Vials and Denials: Baltimore, MD

#2 - Crack Vials and Denials: Baltimore, MD

Season 3 - Episode 1

Anthony visits the Abacrombie Inn, once an award-winning bed and breakfast in historic Baltimore. Unfortunately, the inn has been run down by its new owners. Can Anthony save a hotel that’s rife with spoiled food, crack vials and more dust than he's ever seen?

star 8.40
20 votes
Alpenhof Lodge: Mammoth Lakes, CA

#3 - Alpenhof Lodge: Mammoth Lakes, CA

Season 2 - Episode 11

Anthony visits a picture-perfect ski lodge that he soon realizes has family management issues.

star 8.40
20 votes
Greece Lightning: Litochoro, Greece

#4 - Greece Lightning: Litochoro, Greece

Season 3 - Episode 2

Anthony heads to Mount Olympus in Greece to help the struggling and mold-infested Litohoro Olympus Resort Villas and Spa. Can he break through the cultural barrier to the resorts’ misguided owners to refurbish this once great Greek resort?

star 8.30
20 votes
Western Riviera: Grand Lake, CO

#5 - Western Riviera: Grand Lake, CO

Season 2 - Episode 13

Anthony travels to the Western Riviera in Grand Lake, CO, to help a couple with no hotel experience, with a staff that have no hotel experience, in a town where the business dies down every winter.

star 8.19
21 votes
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Casa Verde: Rincon, Puerto Rico

#6 - Casa Verde: Rincon, Puerto Rico

Season 2 - Episode 9

In Puerto Rico, a noisy hotel bar drives away guests and Anthony has his hands full redesigning the bar and updating the rooms.

star 8.18
17 votes
Gardenia Resort: Negril, Jamaica

#7 - Gardenia Resort: Negril, Jamaica

Season 2 - Episode 10

Anthony travels to the 75-room Gardenia Resort in Jamaica and finds himself up against dirty rooms and a general manager who isn't aggressive enough to get the job done.

star 8.15
20 votes
Bromley Sun Lodge: Peru, VT

#8 - Bromley Sun Lodge: Peru, VT

Season 2 - Episode 12

Anthony is called in to help the Bromley Sun Lodge, which suffers from poor maintenance and owners who are in over their heads after a fire almost destroyed the hotel.

star 8.15
20 votes
Periwinkle Inn: Cape May, NJ

#9 - Periwinkle Inn: Cape May, NJ

Season 2 - Episode 7

Anthony tries to get the Periwinkle Inn in New Jersey out of the red, but the domineering mother and owner is reluctant to change her ways or let her two children take over.

star 8.09
23 votes
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Telemark Hotel and Resort: Cable, WI

#10 - Telemark Hotel and Resort: Cable, WI

Season 2 - Episode 6

The Telemark Lodge is ready to shut down in six to eight months if Anthony can't turn it around by resolving the management and sales issues that plague the staff... and give the hotel a computer system so employees can do their jobs.

star 7.94
17 votes
The Hotel Leger: Mokelumne Hill, CA

#11 - The Hotel Leger: Mokelumne Hill, CA

Season 2 - Episode 4

Anthony comes to help a 1800s hotel that is the hub of the small town around it, and turns to the townspeople for help when the task proves overwhelming.

star 7.91
23 votes
Ocean Manor Resort: Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 - Ocean Manor Resort: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Season 1 - Episode 4

The host visits a struggling high-rise resort in Fort Lauderdale and finds its sushi restaurant and beachfront bar are full of potential. But in order for the hotel to succeed, cleanliness issues must be addressed.

star 7.90
42 votes
Fire Drill Flame Out: Douglas, AZ

#13 - Fire Drill Flame Out: Douglas, AZ

Season 3 - Episode 3

Anthony hops on a plane and heads to the small town of Douglas -- located just a couple hours outside of Tucson, AZ -- in an attempt to revamp the struggling, but historic Hotel Gadsden.

star 7.90
21 votes
Fiddler's Inn: Nashville, TN

#14 - Fiddler's Inn: Nashville, TN

Season 1 - Episode 9

A Nashville hotel has been on the rocks for three years despite the fact it's across the street from the Grand Ole Opry. The owner claims he's been hit by the recession, but the real problems are a gift shop that takes up the entire lobby, filthy rooms, and a lack of identity, and Anthony comes in to make some changes.

star 7.86
28 votes
Maui Sunseeker Resort: Maui, HI

#15 - Maui Sunseeker Resort: Maui, HI

Season 2 - Episode 3

Anthony heads to Maui to help out a gay/lesbian resort that is losing money hand over fist. To pull it off, he has to convince the GM to stand up to the owner.

star 7.83
23 votes
Caribe Playa Beach Resort: Puerto Rico

#16 - Caribe Playa Beach Resort: Puerto Rico

Season 2 - Episode 1

Anthony is called to a beachfront resort in Puerto Rico, and soon discovers that the problems are due to the fact that the general manager isn't doing her job... and she's married to the owner.

star 7.77
31 votes
The Vermont Inn: Mendon, VT

#17 - The Vermont Inn: Mendon, VT

Season 1 - Episode 12

The 16-room Vermont Inn, run by the owners’ brother-in-law, can’t fill their rooms or their restaurant. Anthony will have to make some tough decisions to save it.

star 7.77
30 votes
Purple Orchid Inn Resort and Spa: Livermore, CA

#18 - Purple Orchid Inn Resort and Spa: Livermore, CA

Season 1 - Episode 5

The host helps expectant parents turn around their struggling resort and spa in Livermore, Cal.

star 7.76
34 votes
Dude Rancher Lodge: Billings, MT

#19 - Dude Rancher Lodge: Billings, MT

Season 1 - Episode 11

In downtown Billings, MT, the Dude Rancher Lodge has a one-star rating, no business, and a decor that alternates between historical and present-day.

star 7.76
29 votes
Glacier Bear Lodge: Yakutat, AK

#20 - Glacier Bear Lodge: Yakutat, AK

Season 2 - Episode 5

Anthony travels to Alaska to bail out a fisherman's lodge that stinks of fish and has rotting wood floors and ceilings.

star 7.71
21 votes
Newport Inn: Newport, RI

#21 - Newport Inn: Newport, RI

Season 1 - Episode 10

Anthony takes on a hotel whose clueless owner is more interested in buying up-to-date gym equipment then keeping his hotel in shape and his pool filled with water.

star 7.68
25 votes
Triangle T Ranch: Dragoon, AZ

#22 - Triangle T Ranch: Dragoon, AZ

Season 2 - Episode 2

Anthony needs to turn around the historic Triangle T Ranch in Arizona. The owner doesn't know what she's doing and the grounds are a mess, but Anthony vows to get it into shape.

star 7.67
21 votes
New Yorker Boutique Hotel: Miami, FL

#23 - New Yorker Boutique Hotel: Miami, FL

Season 1 - Episode 3

Anthony helps the owners of the New Yorker Boutique Hotel in Miami, who are struggling to stay afloat after sinking their life savings into the property.

star 7.64
47 votes
Gurney's Inn: Montauk, NY

#24 - Gurney's Inn: Montauk, NY

Season 1 - Episode 1

Hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri attempts to turn struggling hotels into tourist hot spots. In this premiere episode, the host revamps an outdated family-run resort in Montauk, N.Y.

star 7.59
69 votes
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Penguin Hotel: South Beach, FL

#25 - Penguin Hotel: South Beach, FL

Season 1 - Episode 2

The host visits a boutique hotel in Miami’s South Beach that’s struggling to find an identity among the hip, trendy competition.

star 7.28
53 votes
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